In Partnership with the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation

Sydney Fouche, MPH

Sydney Fouche, MPH

Sydney Fouche, MPH is a new member of the ACRU having previously served as Unit Manager, Health Services Research Area Specialist- Policy Analyst,  and ACRU Trainee Program Lead where she oversaw and conducted research in the ACRU’s ongoing projects, and provided  training and  mentorship to budding  researchers.  At present, she is taking time to focus on her health and family. 

Prior to  joining  the ACRU  team,  she  received her  Master  of  Public  Health  from  the  University  of  Illinois  at Chicago and Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Michigan- Dearborn.  Prior to pursuing her Master’s degree,  Sydney worked in various community and health settings where  her  roles included  working closely with community stakeholders to provide community members with  access to healthcare and social  services through insurance enrollment, case management, health program development, and health education.

Sydney’s introduction to research included evaluating social service programs, evaluating  the roles of federal and local  policies  on  community  access  to  food  and  health  resources,  as  well  as using systems-thinking to qualitatively assess the preparedness of the public health workforce to address emerging health needs.

From her education, and years in public health practice and research she brings expertise in community health, community engagement, research leadership and mentorship, community-based participatory research, action/practice-based research frameworks, qualitative research, program development, and program evaluation.  She also brings experience in mixed-methods research and event planning related to research, practice, and continuing education for early-career and working professionals.